In the last four decades, the forefront research on the fundamental properties of space, time and matter (a field that, sometimes, goes under the name of ``quantum gravity``) has produced an enormous amount of fascinating hypotheses, theories, and conjectures, most of which raising unanswered questions.
Black holes in a pencil case
Among those questions, the quantum physics of black holes, and related Hawking phenomenon, is crucial. In this talk I will show how a recently discovered two-dimensional allotrope of carbon (graphene) could become an experimental playground for some of those ideas. In particular, I will describe how the well-known special-relativistic-like behavior of the low-energy electrons of graphene, can be exploited to make graphene a laboratory to test black-hole quantum physics. Oznámení o semináři v PDF